Pedro Manso says he was diagnosed with dementia

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Comedian Pedro Manso, 51, used social media to tell his followers that he was recently diagnosed with dementia. Known for imitating presenter Fausto Silva on the now-defunct program “Show do Tom”, on Record, he reported that he did not want to believe the results of the investigation carried out by his doctor. “I’m going through a serious problem of dementia, of forgetfulness,” he began in the report. “I didn’t want to believe it, but unfortunately I have to accept it and ask God to give me the cure.”

Manso recalled that he began to notice signs of the disease little by little, but decided to see a doctor immediately when he missed a professional appointment. “Then the diagnosis came and, unfortunately, I had to accept the disease. Pray for me”, asked the comedian, who said that his mother had Alzheimer’s [ doença degenerativa do cérebro que acomete pessoas com mais idade e funções cerebrais como memória, linguagem, cálculo, comportamento são comprometidas de forma lentamente progressiva].

“According to doctors, the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease are memory loss, but I still want to see a specialist for tests and a proper diagnosis and treatment,” said the comedian.

“The situation is getting worse very quickly. I sometimes forget to call my closest friends, sometimes they ask me to record a video and I think I had recorded it and forget to send it”, concluded Pedro Manso.


Source: Folha

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